Data Room provides the process of managing, accessing, and distributing a large number of documents on computer networks, as well as control over the flow of documents in the corporation during M&A deals.
The essence of real-time M&A solution
Today the owners of companies, being in conditions of increasing competition, are forced to choose the optimal strategy for the development of the enterprise, which should bring them the greatest additional benefit.Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), along with organic growth, are a special tool for managing the financial activities of an organization, increasing its competitiveness in the long term. When determining strategic development goals in organizations – participants in the transaction, senior managers are driven by motives associated with obtaining synergistic effects, which requires the interested parties to concentrate significant resources, sufficient experience in decision-making, and thoughtfulness in the implementation of the transaction.
M&A deals are complex corporate business reorganization processes that significantly affect the further development of both individual companies and industries as a whole.
Of all the variety of goals and reasons that induce organizations to engage in mergers and acquisitions, the main reason can be identified as the business’s desire to obtain a synergistic effect in the form of an increase in the total efficiency of work from reducing the level of uncertainty, achieving the effect of complementarity of resources, production capacities, and management personnel.
The success of an M&A transaction is influenced by many different factors.One of them is a preliminary risk assessment via due diligence procedure, which includes:
- assessment of the degree of correctness of the established transaction price taking into account the expected synergetic effect and risk;
- risk coverage, control, and regulation;
- assessment of the assumptions of the parties regarding the synergetic effect and their efforts to achieve synergetic goals;
- preliminary assessment of the transaction value.
Virtual data room software as an important part of M&A deals
Virtual Data Room ensures a collaborative workspace for organizing secure workflow and for storing confidential data. The software provides the collection, processing, and transmission of information in electronic form.
Data Room software also performs the function of data protection, as the threat to information is criminal acts of various kinds, such as fraud, espionage, sabotage, vandalism, illegal destruction or distortion of documents, non-compliance with legal and regulatory requirements for record-keeping and document management, especially the retention and destruction of documents, resulting in possible fines, loss of civil lawsuits, as well as criminal prosecution, unintentional disclosure of personal information and information protected as intellectual property, as well as various catastrophic phenomena – both natural and man-made.
Electronic document management in the Data Room includes the creation of documents, their processing, transmission, storage, the output of information circulating in the corporation, based on the use of computer networks. Under the management of electronic documents in the general case is understood as the organization of the movement of documents between departments of the enterprise or organization, user groups, or individual users. The movement of documents does not mean their physical movement, but the transfer of rights to use them and control over their implementation.
Comprehensive Data Room should cover the entire cycle of office work of the enterprise or organization – from setting the task of creating a document to its write-off in the archive, to ensure centralized storage of documents in any format, including complex compositional documents. Data Rooms should combine disparate document flows of geographically remote enterprises into a single system.